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Strategic Human Resource Management M.S.
Managing human capital is vital to the success of every organization, especially in today's competitive environment where constant changes in technology, global competition and government regulation occur.
The Master's of Science in Strategic Human Resource Management program at Saint Joseph's University supports professionals who aspire to differentiate themselves from their peers with a degree that will equip them with knowledge about how organizational success hinges on strategic understanding of human resources.
What Is the Strategic Human Resource Management M.S.?
Saint Joseph's M.S. in Strategic Human Resource Management is a 10-course, 30-credit online degree program that covers all aspects of management within the human resource division of organizations.
A graduate degree in HR will enhance and develop your ability to help guide organizations successfully toward their goals with a robust and high-level human resources strategy.
Recognized by SHRM
Offered within the Ervin K. Haub School of Business, which holds dual AACSB International accreditation, the online HR master's program at Saint Joseph's is designed to transform you into a strategic partner within your profession. The Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) has recognized the program for having its curriculum aligned with graduate education guidelines.
100% Online Master's in Strategic Human Resource Management
The Strategic Human Resource Management M.S. is designed to meet the needs of both working professionals in the field looking to advance their careers. Courses in the master’s program are fully online, with small virtual class sizes making it easy to connect with your professors and classmates to develop your graduate network. For maximum flexibility, this program can be completed on a part-time basis.
What Can I Do with a Master's in Strategic Human Resource Management?
Today's HR managers are no longer simply concerned with benefits and policies; they must also think from an organizational strategy standpoint. Whether you want to help manage workforce flow or ensure your recruiting and retention plans are competitive, an M.S. in Strategic Human Resources Management will provide you with the expertise you can use to advance your career.
As a student, you'll obtain technical competence in the HR field, gain experience in organizational development and learn how to help businesses better compete in the marketplace. Graduates can pursue careers such as:
- Director of professional development
- Director of business development
- VP of human capital
- Human capitalist analyst
- HR consultant
- Training manager
- HR analytics manager
Over 10,000 more jobs for human resource managers are expected to open up from 2014 to 2024.
How Will Saint Joseph's Enhance My Career in Human Resources?
Classes in this online HR master's degree program are taught by Saint Joseph's faculty members who have real-world HR management experience, as well as scholarly credentials. Therefore, students can feel confident that they're gaining the cutting-edge knowledge they needed to succeed in today's tactical HR environment. Students also have access to dedicated career mentoring to help them work toward achieving their professional goals.
At a Glance
|Degree||Master of Science|
Full-time: 12-24 months
Part-time: 24-30 months
Credits & Courses
10 courses, 30 required credits
|Tuition & Fees||$1,140 per credit (2021-2022)|
Online Classes are normally offered in 8-week accelerated sessions, with most classes meeting “live” online one evening per week.
|Average Work Experience|
Full-time students in the program average 1-3 years of work experience.
Part-time students in the program average 5-10 years of work experience.
However, students come from all academic and professional backgrounds and no work experience is required to begin the program.
|Jobs in Strategic HR Management|
Graduates can pursue careers such as:
|Graduate Housing||While most of our graduate students commute, there are resources available for those interested in living on-campus, or in nearby off-campus housing. For more information, please visit the Office of Adult Student Life.|
|Graduate Assistantships||Graduate assistantships offer tuition remission and stipend. Positions are available, but highly competitive. Once you apply, please note that all offices manage their hiring individually and will contact individual candidates if interested.|
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